Thursday, August 13, 2009

You can't make it up....

Gene Green is a Democrat congressman from Texas, and he's getting a little annoyed at being asked tough questions during his "town hall" meetings this month. And so Thursday his office announced new requirements for anyone wanting to attend a meeting:

"...we will be restricting further attendance to residents of the 29th Congressional District and verifying residency by requiring photo identification.”

Here's the fun part: In 2006, Congressman Green voted against the Federal Election Integrity Act, which would have required anyone wanting to vote to produce a government-issued ID before receiving a ballot.

In other words, it's okay to vote without any ID, but if you want to speak to his holiness the congressman, you better get that ID card out.

Sometimes congressmen are beyond parody.

UPDATE: This might be even loonier....From the Detroit News:

Detroit, Mich. - Michigan just experienced its coldest July on record; global temperatures haven't risen in more than a decade; Great Lakes water levels have resumed their 30-year cyclical rise (contrary to a decade of media scare stories that they were drying up due to global warming), and polls show that climate change doesn't even make a list of Michigan voters' top-ten concerns.

Yet in an interview with the Detroit News Monday, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) - recently appointed to the Senate Energy Committee - made clear that fighting the climate crisis is her top priority.

"Climate change is very real," she confessed as she embraced cap and trade's massive tax increase on Michigan industry - at the same time claiming, against all the evidence, that it would not lead to an increase in manufacturing costs or energy prices. "Global warming creates volatility. I feel it when I'm flying. The storms are more volatile. We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes."

To which Henry Payne of the News added: "And there are sea monsters in Lake Michigan. I can feel them when I'm boating."

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